Virginia Eva (Black) Gainor

July 29, 1933


With her children by her side, Virginia Eva Gainor, formerly of Tarentum, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, PA.  She was born July 29, 1933 to the late Arthur Ellsworth and Laura Belle (Rumbaugh) Black in Brackenridge, PA.  Virginia was graduated from Tarentum High School in 1951 and worked at Allegheny Ludlum , the Sunset Drive-in, Kmart, and the Borough of Tarentum, initially as a crossing guard but eventually retired as the borough’s payroll clerk.  She married Albert T. Gainor on May 28, 1955 and together raised four children.  She was a den mother in Cub Scouts, enjoyed knitting and crocheting, square danced for many years, and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  She especially loved spending yearly vacations at the Outer Banks.  She was member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Tarentum, PA.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, her parents, a sister, Violet Ferne (Brimacombe) Bousted, a brother, Eddis Brimacombe, and daughter-in-law, Carol Walker Gainor.  She is survived by her four children, James (Kathi) Gainor of Collegeville, PA, Richard (Staci) Gainor of Arnold, Susan (Gary) Powell of Fawn Township, and Robert (Margaret) Gainor of Fresno, CA, sister-in-law Mildred Gainor, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A private graveside service will occur at Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, PA.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Highlands Area Meals on Wheels, 965 Burtner Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or Good Samaritan Hospice Unit, Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Rd, Cabot, PA  16023.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Oertel Personal Care and Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia.  “She would have been 87 on her next birthday – Yodi Meeker!”

Arrangements in the care of the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1509 Fifth Avenue, Arnold, PA. , JohnPaul Bertucci, owner/supervisor.

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